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Riley Martin

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CrossFit instructor Riley, 22, is a kind and spiritual person who loves Christian and country music, as well as spending time with his girlfriend, family and three dogs. Recently he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, an aggressive type of blood cancer rare in young people. Riley has gone through chemotherapy treatment; however, it is not working and the only cure is a bone marrow transplant. He now needs the public’s help to find a lifesaving donor.

 

Before his illness and hospitalization, Riley was a health and fitness fanatic who worked as a coach at a local CrossFit studio. He and his family were shocked at his diagnosis and dismayed to learn that none of his siblings and other loved ones are a match for him. Unfortunately, 70 percent of patients in need of a marrow transplant do not have a matching donor in their family and must rely on a bone marrow registry and the selflessness of a stranger for help.

 

Please be the hero we need to give Riley a chance to survive and go on living this life that he truly loves and sincerely appreciates. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

  • Join the registry! Click on the blue "Get Swabbed" button.
  • Sponsor a swab kit. Click on the orange "Give to My Circle" button. Lab processing of every kit costs $60. Your contribution will help add new donors to the registry, who may be a match for Riley or another patient. 
  • Spread the word. Use the social media links to the right to share Riley's story in your Facebook and Twitter account. The more people who order a swab kit and join the registry, the faster Riley will find a donor. #RileyStrong

 

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Recent Activity

New match in Riley Martin
Jun 22, 2022

A donor sponsored by Riley Martin has matched a 1 year old girl battling Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

New match in Riley Martin
Mar 01, 2022

A donor sponsored by Riley Martin has matched a 70 year old man battling Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.

New match in Riley Martin
Dec 21, 2021

A donor sponsored by Riley Martin has matched a 4 year old girl battling Severe Aplastic Anemia.

New match in Riley Martin
Aug 31, 2021

A donor sponsored by Riley Martin has matched a 8 year old boy battling Inherited Metabolic Disorders.